The center piece of the Kassel Dokfest is the film program, divided into three sections:


The exhibition Monitoring shows contemporary media installations and other time-based media works by up-and-coming as well as well-known artists

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The DokfestLounge is not only the location for audiovisual performances by international artists, VJs and DJs but also the nocturnal meeting point for our guests after 10.30 pm.

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The Workshop symposium interfiction offers lectures, presentations and workshop-sessions concerning a yearly changing topic, which takes a closer look at the political, social and artistic aspects of the medium internet.

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The educational side program is aimed at school students from the 8th till the 13th grade as well as teachers. The project consists of special film programs as well as workshops about film analysis and criticism under the guidance of media educators.

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The artist talks, lectures and screenings of the DokfestForum raise questions about the interfaces between film and art.

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With the Hessian University Film Day, the presentation of a European Film College and hands-on workshops and lectures, the Kassel Dokfest offers possibilities for further education, information on education opportunities and access to professional networks for (Hessian) up-and-coming filmmakers.

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Single ticket 7,- / 6,50 €

Filmladen-Card-Holder /
Groups of 10 persons or more 5,- €

Single ticket junges dokfest 2,50 €

Festival pass 59,- / 49,- €

The festival pass entitles to free entry for all film and video programs (except for the opening night) as well as the DokfestLounge on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – except the award ceremony and festival party on Saturday, Nov 19. Events at the Planetarium and the DokfestBrunch are not included.

Dokfest-Brunch + Matinee / 19.11./ from 10.30 a.m.

On Sunday, Nov 19, the festival invites you to a luscious brunch at Gleis 1 (from 10:30 a.m., KulturBahnhof) with ensuing film program (at BALi Kino, KulturBahnhof). 

Ticket for Dokfest-Brunch + Matinee 12,- / 10,- €
Single ticket Matinee 7,- / 6,50 €

DokfestLounge & Party

Mi. 15.11.        4,- €

Do. 16.11.       Free of charge.

Fr. 17.11.        6,- €

Sa. 18.11.       6,- €


Award ceremony

Sa. 18.11., 21:00 (Weinkirche) 15,- €

There is only a limited number of tickets available for the award ceremony. Priority access for nominated artists/filmmakers as well as members of the award juries. Tickets for the award ceremony are available at the Festival Counter during its opening hours. On the day of the award ceremony, a list for substitutes will be provided at the festival counter. Anyone interested can register. In the evening of the award ceremony, remaining tickets will be assigned in order of the list (entrance Weinkiche). After the award ceremony, the Festival Party takes place. It is included in the admission ticket to the award ceremony.


Immersion – Fulldome Filme (Planetarium)

Due to the limited amount of seats (55), please reserve a ticket:

10a.m.–5p.m. + Thursday
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
phone: +49(0)561.31680-500

The tickets have to be picked up at least 15 minutes prior to the screening.


The entrance for the exhibition Monitoring as well as the workshop symposium interfiction, DokfestForum, the special exhibition ckollisionand the 8th Hessian University Film Day is free of charge.

Ticket reservation

Reservations for all programs can be placed in advance by phone or in person. Tickets can be picked up between 90 minutes at the earliest, 30 minutes at the latest before the beginning of the program at the respective cinema. Reservations that are not picked up will then be sold to waiting guests.

Ticket hotline:

Filmladen: +49.561.7076422
BALi Kinos: +49.561.710550
Gloria Kino: +49.561.7667950